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Transparent Valentine’s Day Dashboard

Hi and Happy Monday. We’re already half way through January and in the planner world that means that Valentine’s Day planner set-ups are likely under way. I’m not exception. Today I have a fast and fun Valentine’s Day dashboard tutorial to share with you.

For this project you’ll need a laminator, window clings from the dollar store, laminating pouches and of course a planner. I’m using my In The Moment planner from my My Prima Planner.

First thing you’ll want to do is turn your laminator on and let it warm up.

While that’s heating, grab a laminating pouch and one of the inserts from your planner. Your going to use the insert just as a guide for proper sizing.

Place the insert underneath your laminating pouch then just open your pouch and start placing your window clings inside. Use the insert to help you with placement. Your end product is going to be roughly the same size as your insert.

Once you have everything placed where you want it, close up your pouch and smooth out any air pockets, if there are any.

Run your pouch through the laminator. I like to do the sealed end first. If you’d like, flip it over and run it through your laminator again. Doing so is a matter of personal preference, but I always run it through twice

Next, using your insert again, line up your laminated to judge the size and trim accordingly with your trimmer.

Now take that insert, place it on top of your trimmed dashboard and use the holes as a guide to also punch holes into your dashboard.

Slip it into your planner and there you go, a whimsical Valentine’s Day dashboard to add a little extra pop of fun to your planner.

The Planner Kit shown here is “Heart Day”, available from Le Pink Sprinkles.

I hope you’ve found this tutorial helpful. For more inspiration, follow me on social media!

Wishing you a wonderful week & Happy Planning!

xo,

Belen

 

 

 

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Free Planner Printable: A5 2-page Vertical Insert

Hello planner lovelies. I created an A5 2-page vertical insert for myself. I thought I’d try it out this week, see if it’s a good fit for me in my personal home planner. Of course, you know that I had to share it with you too, so here it is, Enjoy!

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You can find this new insert and all of my free printables HERE. This particular insert the first one on the page.

As always, you don’t have to be a follower of my blog to download these printables, but I’d sure appreciate it. All I ask in return are a couple of things:

  • Please don’t sell them or try to profit from them in any way
  • Please help me spread kindness. If you come across a fellow planner addict that might benefit from their use, please tell them about my blog and where to find the printables.

Oh! Just one more thing… I would love, love, love it, if when you use the printables and post photos to social media, if you would give me a shout out so I can show your post some love and see my creations in action.

IG / twitter: @ArtandWhimsy

Facebook: ArtandWhimsy

Thank you and Happy Planning!

Also, if you enter your email on the home page you’ll get an email notification when I add new content for you to enjoy.

Enjoy & Happy Planning!

xo,

Belen

My Week In Color – Hello Fall!

The October Planner Society Kit is the stuff my dreams are made of and I couldn’t wait to jump right in and decorate my A5 Fuchsia Filofax.

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I used a few Project Life cards from my stash to make laminated dashboards and a set of pretty ribbon paperclips, purchased from Rubies and Grace, that coordinated with the kit beautifully.

 

2015-10-28 07.31.41For my weekly insert I used one of the free Planner Printables that I offer here on the blog.

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I received my first planner tassel as part of the PSK and couldn’t wait to clip that baby in! I also used a couple of the resin bits that came in the kit and used them to make a flower planner clip.

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After prettifying my weekly A5, my daily Kate Spade needed some lovin’ too so I made a washi card, and used some of the felt flowers in the kit to make 2 rosebud clips (right side). I also added more of those ribbon clips by Grace and Rubies and a couple of cute clips from Peach Pom (left side, fuchsia pom & blue flower). Oh! after watching The Creative Planner, a workshop offered by Christy Tomlinson, I also made my first planner pocket using some of the gorgeous paper from the kit.

Thanks for looking and…

Happy Planning!

xo,

Belen

2016 Franken Planner Mashup Video – Uncoiling & Re-Housing My Plum Paper Planner + Discount Code

As the last couple months of 2015 get underway, many of us have already begun to give thought to next year’s planner set up. Are we staying in the same planner, trying something different, etc?

After researching the many different planners available, I decided to go with a Plum Paper for my business planner because of how customizable it is and the dedicated blog section add-on that they have available. I also wanted to be able to do some stamping in my planner and the paper quality will allow for that.

You can buy Plum Paper planners on their Website and on Etsy. The awesome folks at Plum Paper were kind enough to offer a 10% discount code to followers of Art & Whimsy, good through December 31, 2015. WHIMSY10

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I currently use an A5 Filofax for my personal home planner and really like the roominess of it so I decided to take the plunge and uncoil my Plum Paper and re-house it in an A5 or in this case, “Classic” sized binder style planner. Below is a video walk through of the finished planner.

After seeing the new Planner Love collaborative collection between Franklin Planner and My Mind’s Eye, I knew I’d found the perfect new home for my Plum Paper.

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The first step was to uncoil my planner. If you decide to do this, I highly recommend using a good pair of wire cutters like these here to completely cut off the crimped ends of the coil. Believe me, it will make this So. Much. Easier.

Since the size of an A5 or Classic is perfect to hold a Plum Paper, the only trimming that needed to be done was to trim off the pre punched holes along the left side and punch new holes. For this particular set up I used a Franklin Covey Hole Punch that I got from Amazon.

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Using the My Store Line from My Minds Eye, I made dividers and dashboards and added some extra goodies. The planner goodies from the line are available on the Franklin Planner website and some of the other items, like coordinating paper, washi & journal cards are available thru Scrapbook.com

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*A quick note regarding size: This is my first Franklin Planner and you’ll hear me repeatedly refer it its size as A5 in the video. Franklin Covey has different names for their sizes and the correct term, when referring to comparably sized Franklin planner is “Classic”.

OK, and now for the video…

Thanks for watching…Enjoy!

xo,

Belen

 

Planner Walkthrough Video – Daily Set Up In My Kate Spade

Hey planner peeps,

Today I’m sharing my first planner walkthrough video… “Daily set up in my Kate Spade – Planning on the go” and it’s available to watch now. I still don’t quite have the hang of speaking on camera, so please excuse my awkwardness! ?

Thanks so much for watching!

xo,

Belen

Planner Set Up – On the Go In My Kate Spade

A few days ago I introduced you to my A5 Filofax Fuchsia Patent. I LOVE that planner; it’s a beauty and a great size for my home planner. What I found, however, is that it wasn’t really  working for me as a planner to track my dailys since I wasn’t carrying it around with me. I needed something smaller and little more portable. Something I could toss in my bag and carry around with me.

And suddenly there she was and it was love at first sight. Her name is Kate.

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I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Kate Spade Wellesley planner at the outlet not too far from where I work. To be honest, I went in hoping for a rose gold, but got there minutes after the last one was sold and was a little bummed so I got the black. But now, oh my goodness, I could not be happier with the black one!

The black exterior and the pop of the hot pink interior really lend themselves beautifully to my fondness for bright, bold colors.

I’d never had a zip around closure planner but now, after carrying it around for the last couple of weeks, I find that I’m really loving it. This personal sized planner goes with me everywhere and I like knowing that its contents are safely secured inside.

Having a dedicated place to track all of this information has been a Huge help in my daily pursuit to a better me

I gave some serious though to how I wanted to use this agenda. I knew that I wanted to use it to track my dailys, such as nutrition, fitness, to-do lists, shopping lists and personal growth so I reformatted my custom A5 daily inserts to fit the personal size of this planner. Having a dedicated place to track all of this information has been a Huge help in my daily pursuit to a better me.

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My daily inserts are 2 pages, but I find that I really only use 1 page on the weekends as I don’t have as many errands and to-dos.

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While I do keep a monthly overview calendar in here for quick reference, I won’t be doing a lot of actual “planning” in this planner. I’ll be using it as more of a brain dump. A place to jot down notes, random thoughts, inspiration, and also a place to keep track of online purchases and things that pique my interest that I want to research in-depth when I have more time.

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Since we’re already well into October and Dia de Los Muertos is right around the corner, I immediately set about to prettify my Kate Spade with some inserts, a dashboard and a few planner clips. I’m drawn to the imagery and bright colors associated with this holiday and figured that the theme would go well with the hot pink interior color. Side Note:These Day of the Dead clips are currently available in my Etsy shop.

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I needed some stickers to spruce up my inserts so naturally I turned to Etsy and found these cuties by Inky Dinky Printing that coordinated perfectly with my clips… Score!

I’m so beyond pleased with this Kate Spade Wellesley planner and feel that I have finally achieved planner peace, at least for my dailys!

Thanks for reading and as always, I wish you Happy Planning!

xo,

Belen

 

 

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